Family ID: 2720293

Need assistance and support in:
Companionship and conversation, Walks and outings, Mobility support, Driving, Errands/Shopping, Cleaning & Laundry, Light domestic work, Cooking meals, Bathing & Dressing

City: Colfax / Countryside | More ⇩

Name Daniel

State Iowa

Postal code Only Premium members

Job Start: Apr 2024 - Sep 2024

Time of stay: 6-24 Months

Last action: 3 days ago

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Welcome Letter to the Au Pair

Hello,

We are Daniel and Robin and we are looking forward to meeting you!

In June of 2021, Robin had an accident that broke her neck and caused a spinal cord injury. She has made a lot of progress in her recovery, but she still needs help with mobility, self-care, exercise, household tasks, and other activities. I (Daniel) am currently Robin's caregiver, but I also have a full time job that requires frequent travel.

We live in Iowa, USA in the countryside on my family's farm. We have a home with several bedrooms, one of which we would dedicate to the private use of our home share caregiver. There is also a bathroom that would be the caregiver's private bathroom, except for the times one of our daughters visits for a few days.

Robin and I have 6 children, but 5 of them are either at university or graduated from university. Our youngest child is 13 years old. He splits time between our home and his mother's home.

We are looking for a caregiver to join our family and assist with our daily needs, especially focusing on Robin's continued recovery and to be a companion for her when I am traveling for work.
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Job Description

Robin is self-sufficient in many ways. But, she also has many limitations resulting from her spinal cord injury. These limitations impact her mobility and the use of her hands. She walks with a walker or cane. Although most of the time she can get herself in and out of bed, there are days when pain or spasticity make it difficult for her to do so and she needs some assistance. Her injuries make almost all tasks more difficult, from washing and drying her own hair to performing household tasks. Robin is disciplined about doing her physical therapy, yoga, and stretching, but all of these would be more beneficial and effective with the assistance of someone to simply help her balance or perform the exercises more completely. We live several miles from the nearest town, so the home share caregiver must be able to drive a car and be willing to take Robin to doctor appointments, shop for groceries, and perform other errands.

Mostly, we are seeking someone we can welcome as a family member who will be Robin's companion and caregiver. Robin's body was broken in her accident. But, her mind is still sharp and she is a blessing to anyone who has the fortune to spend time with her.
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Family Information


Family has pets No

Family lives in Countryside

Age group of elderly/senior 55+

Does elderly/senior live alone? No, it's a couple or more people in the household

Nationality American

Languages spoken at home English

Religion Christian

Importance of religion Not important

Employment Marketing / Retired

People living in the house 3

Age and gender of elderly/senior 61 Year female

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Job Requirements

Driving required - Yes

Working Hours (per week) 30 - 35

Pocket Money of Home share with elderly (per month) 300 USD

Required Gender Female

Duration of Stay 6-24 Months

Earliest Starting Date Apr 2024

Latest Starting Date Sep 2024

Looking for Home share with elderly

Children's/People's Age

Children/People to take care of -

Minimum Childcare Experience No preferences

We need a tutor who can teach

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We need assistance and support in Companionship and conversation, Walks and outings, Mobility support, Driving, Errands/Shopping, Cleaning & Laundry, Light domestic work, Cooking meals, Bathing & Dressing

Preferred Nationalities No Preferences

Language Skills
 English, Minimum Upper intermediate (B2)

Education Level No preferences

Willing to pay/share the travel costs? Possibly

Required Age 20-60

Accepts Smokers Yes, not at home

Taking care of special needs children/people required No

Taking care of pets required No

Swimming required No

Riding a bike required No

The applicant can attend language courses Yes

First Aid Training required No

Driving required Yes

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Accommodation

We have private bedroom and bathroom facilities for the home share caregiver.
We have internet access and wifi.
We have a vehicle the home share caregiver would use to drive wherever necessary.
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